Julklappstips

Great gifts by post…1

I got a post parcel from Switzerland and inside was an original print by Hans Feurer, a photo we made for a cover on Queens magazine, in London 1969. What a wonderful, great gift! I was stunned! The picture was part of an exhibition of Hans work at Colette in Paris, together with his book launch last october. Hans and I meet randomly at the Fashion shows in Paris lately  and last time we also had dinner together with Kenzo. Hans did most of the photos and adds for Kenzo back in the early 70s (although not with me). This shoot we did in his studio at Portobello road (if my memory is accurate). He then lived with Swedish model Gunnel, a friend of mine  and they had a very white stylish beautiful almost ascetic home in a converted London house. I remember staying overnight in their guest room and we had a real working friendship day, dinner and breakfast. Next day  Gunnel and I did the Portobello road. Wish I had kept my old 70s blouses from there…This photo is not retouched and you can see all the peachy hair on my face as you look closer. And those lips I had then…makes me smile today. Working like this, work and friendship, both in front of and beyond the camera is a precious gift which reflects in the joy of meeting again many years later. Thank you Hans. We are lucky people to be free to express ourselves in so many creative various ways. Until we meet again…so much LOVE and gratitude.See more of Hans work HERE.

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Ingmari Lamy

Inspiration, Livsstil, Mode, Reportage, Skönhet

Magic moments with Odalisque more…

3_ingmarie_textComing with the whole ODALISQUE team to Storholmen ”castle” where I once lived I had no idea what to expect, it was a a place of deep beauty with a colourful history back then, a”punchking” had built it at the turn of the century and it had lived a high society life before it met the opposite. There was so much potential to recreate something new, using the old as a base. I had visions of a whole organic based retreat and creative place, growing our own food, making a spa in one of the wings and a big kitchen with a greenhouse in the other. All with a sustainable and holistic base. The fountain with clean water. Little huts with no electricity or running water, very peacefully set in nature for silent retreats. And high technology in a building on another part of the land for creative work and world-wide connections. Events, exhibitions etc…the visions were great and many steps were taken on the path towards completion…but in the end it was too big a project and it was time for me to move on. Coming there now was like visiting an old friend, a sleeping beauty. The beauty of time having it`s own impact on walls, and pillars and… everything. Beautiful and a bit sad. A story that will continue without me and it will be interesting to see where it will go. The owners have great visions still. For my part I was delighted to be there with the Odalisque team, making a fashion story that we had put together. Co-creation is the Best! We started of with no make-up, only a base and added on little by little. I feel so grateful to be able to do a shoot like that, to be a little more ”naked” than usual. And Storholmen felt naked as well, stripped of all ideas and just present in the now, in every little part of the paint falling from the walls it still reveals it`s own dreams.

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Photos: Sandra Myhrberg

Ingmari Lamy

Inspiration, Livsstil, Mode, Reportage, Skönhet

Magic moments with Odalisque

I have been so waiting for this story to come out! It was such a truly wonderful co-laboration with the Odalisqe Magazine team, the two sisters, Michaela  and Sandra Myhrberg and the rest of the team. See the whole story HERE. Interview by Sally Kennedy. More to follow…

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Ingmari Lamy

Inspiration, Livsstil, Mode, Skönhet

Gian Paolo Barbieri 71 for Linea Italiana…

Guess what? I feel SOOO happy! The other day I spoke to Gian Paolo Barbieri!  We worked a lot for Italian Vogue together and also for Linea Italiana, another great Italian magazine. This, I think, is our first cover together. It has been many many years since we met or even spoke. After my last blog here, I got a strong urge and called his studio, spoke to his  assistant who was totally thrilled talking to me, telling me about all the hundreds of pictures he has seen of me and how much he loves them. I was totally thrilled talking to HIM and a few moments later I got a call from Gian Paolo, very close by it seemed, very present, from his house in the Seychelles! How many years I have been longing for this! To connect back with him. And how easy it was in the right moment. Truly grateful! I remember this cover very well. How I loved the white garment and Gian Paolo`s way of working, first seeing to that all the details are perfect and then concentrating on the face expression. so totally sure of what he wanted. I experienced it as very relaxing, that I could relax into myself and trust his skill. He would show me polaroids as we went along creating the photo so that I would know what he saw.  All of this taught me how to use the muscles in my face and get the facial expression. Both letting go, connecting to my Inner Source, Inner Nature and sort of control the expression. That part is much the same as acting. And it is part of what is interesting in modelling for me, to be both on the inside and the outside.

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Ingmari Lamy

Inspiration, Livsstil, Mode, Skönhet

Barbieri 70s, red before Chrismas…

One of my absolute favourite photographers, Gian Paolo Barbieri, made this shoot with me for Italian Vogue, sometime early 70s. Not only did I do my own make up back then but also a lot of the styling. I`m sorry to not remember the stylist on this special shoot. I`m sorry to not have taken notes back then or to have a copy of the original magazine but I don`t. So I´ll just take it from there…and remember what I remember. I can read that the style is inspired by the Arabic and Beduin people and that the label is MOONs by stylist Judith Ulman. What I know is that I travelled a lot in the northern Arabic countries at that time and felt very much at home in that culture, with the calling for prayer from the minarets, the souks, the Atlas mountains and the people living there whom I spent a lot of time with and even lived with for a short while. I loved the way the women gathered together, the whole feminine culture and the way they supported each other. And the way they welcomed me in, cared for me and shared their songs and culture with me. Those trips coloured me a lot, they made a great impact on my life and future choices and also on my personal style. So for this shoot I added the touch of Mystery of the Bedouin by wearing the shawl on my head and the headband around it, a  feminine Lawrence of Arabia. I would very much love to meet and work with Gian Paolo again! Really really love it!

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Ingmari Lamy
Ingmari Lamy
Ingmari är modell och konstnär samt håller i events och kurser i inre skönhet. Hon har varit omslagsmodell för magasin som Harper's Bazaar och Vouge, jobbat med fotografer som Bob Richardson, David Bailey och Gil Bensimon och gått visningar för Jeal-Paul Gaultier, Yohji Yamamoto och Kenzo. Här delar hon med sig av anekdoter från förr och inblickar i de projekt hon driver idag.
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